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Mr. Corman: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Create, Direct, Produce and Star in Upcoming Apple TV Series

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who won the Golden Globe acting Award for 500 Days of Summer and 50/50, will make his comeback to television with Apple TV’s Mr. Corman, the streaming and tech giant announced Tuesday.


The comedy-drama series, that “speaks for our contemporary generation”, will begin streaming from August 6.

It is created, directed, and executive produced by Gordon-Levitt himself.

Mr. Corman will star Arturo Castro, Debra Winger, Bobby Hall aka Logic, Alexander Jo, Juno Temple, Jamie Chung, Shannon Woodward and Hector Hernandez.

According to Apple TV, Mr. Corman is darkly funny, oddly beautiful and deeply heartfelt, and relatable comedy drama that follows the days and nights of Josh Corman, played by Gordon-Levitt, “an artist at heart but not by trade”.

Corman’s career in music hasn’t panned out, and he teaches fifth grade at a public school in the San Fernando Valley. His ex-fiancé Megan has moved out and his high school buddy Victor has moved in. He knows he has a lot to be thankful for, but finds himself struggling nevertheless through anxiety, loneliness and a sinking suspicion that he sucks as a person.

It is an ode to the ones in their 30s – rich with good intentions, poor with student loans and yearning to become real grown-ups sometime before they die, as per a press release.


Produced for Apple TV+ by A24, Mr. Corman is executive produced by Bruce Eric Kaplan, Ravi Nandan and Inman Young. Pamela Harvey-White serves as producer.

Gordon-Levitt started his career with theatre and television, with NBC’s 3rd Rock from the Sun that ran for six seasons. He received three Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for the same.

The 2013 film Don John was his directorial debut, which featured him alongside Scarlett Johansson. It earned him a nomination at the Independent Spirit Award in the Best First Screenplay category.

Gordon-Levitt was last seen in Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of Chicago 7.